Asra Akbar, M.D.

Physician | The Houston Institute of Neurology for Kids

Asra Akbar, M.D.
ABPN Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
UCNS Board Certified in Headache Medicine
ABPN Board Certified in Epilepsy

  • Headache Medicine Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, TX July 2014 - June 2015 
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, UT Southwestern Dallas, TX July 2013 - June 2014 
  • Chief Resident, Department of Child Neurology, UT Southwestern Dallas, TX July 2012 – June 2013 
  • Residency, Child Neurology, UT Southwestern Dallas, TX June 2010 – June 2013 
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center St. Louis, MO June 2008 – June 2010

  • Doctor of Medicine, Dow Medical College

Dr. Akbar obtained her medical degree from Dow Medical College, Karachi in 2004. She completed her pediatric residency at St. Louis University in 2010 and her child neurology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center in Dallas in 2013. She was a chief resident for the child neurology residency program at UTSW and graduated with chief resident and nursing awards of excellence. She then continued further training in epilepsy and EEG at UTSW in 2014 and Headache at Baylor Medical Center Dallas which was completed in 2015. Since 2015 she is practicing as a child neurologist and headache specialist at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria Illinois. Dr. Akbar is ABPN board certified in neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology and she is also UCNS board certified in Headache Medicine. The majority of Dr. Akbar’s time is spent enjoying traveling with her husband and her family.